Falling temperatures and wintry precipitation
Tuesday will feel balmy compared to the rest of the work week as temperatures climb 20 degrees above average, reaching the mid 60s. It won't last long as arctic air will be ready to move in early Wednesday with falling temperatures during the day under mostly cloudy skies and gusty northerly winds. Some sprinkles or brief light showers are possible during the day Wednesday as the colder air moves in.
We'll have a long stretch of cold weather with below freezing temperatures from Wednesday night through early next week. Daytime highs will stay in the 20s and nights 10-18 degrees.
Light snow and sleet will spread over the area Thursday into Thursday evening with the best chance of accumulating snow south of I-70, mixing with sleet closer to I-44. Some freezing rain is possible mainly near I-44 and south through Thursday. Another round of light snow will move through early in the day Friday but will likely stay south of HWY 50 with minor accumulations.
Please check back for updates on the timing, location and forecast snow amounts in mid-Missouri.